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Farmers feed cities, and cities enrich farmers

November 19, 2014

I was honoured this summer when Premier Kathleen Wynne named me parliamentary assistant (PA) to the minister of agriculture, food and rural affairs. After all, the premier had personally served as the minister of agriculture and food right up to the recent election. Many have asked, however, why would a downtown MPP from Beaches-East York […]

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Looking forward to four more years of community building

A gigantic THANK YOU to wonderful Ward 32 for re-electing me as city councillor again! I am honoured. I am humbled. I am appreciative. I look forward to four more years of community and city building – this time with less fanfare! Elections are a time for renewal. They are a chance for new ideas […]

It’s time to set some goals for Beaches-East York

Summer is officially over. Our students are back in school. And in a few weeks, the legislature will be back in session. To kick off the new parliamentary season, premier Kathleen Wynne publicly released her ministers’ mandate letters, which outline our government’s objectives for the next four years. I thought this would be a great […]

Our kids, childcare, and Bob Dylan’s Dream

I made a flying visit to Kingston a few days ago. It’s where I grew up. My mom, now 90, still lives there. I had dinner with my Em. It was just shy of two weeks since we had dropped her off at Queen’s to begin a life away from home. That was a day […]

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